Oh boy!! Just went out on an impulse and bought a 9x9 Redington 4 piece Saltwater series. So, so sweet to cast. I won't say it rivals Sage's top of the line, but it blows the Sage middle of the line out of the water in terms of castability.
Can't wait to christen it on the Florida Gulf coast....which reminds me: I should say a prayer!
Hear me, ye gods of snow and sleet and take pity on we poor mortals with but two weeks of vacation time per year! Avert your most fearsome wrath from the airports and runways of our travels, on earth and as it is in the flight corridor. Give us this clear runway, our yearly due, and forgive us our oversized carry ons as we try hard to be nice to the flight attendants even though they are bitches. Lead us not into the fray but deliver us from overbooking. Amen.